Sat Feb 13, 5:30pm
Selected Charity Shield Teams
CyberView from the Hill - Last Week
CyberView from the Hill - This Week
Keary and Turner were out. Sutton start five-eight, Cody Walker half, Brown prop, Clark and Gosiewski second row. Levido, Sjieka, Dietz, Mociedieke, Gregorious, Siolo, Dokoivalu and Clayton Williams added to the bench.
The South Sydney Rabbitohs have retained the coveted Charity Shield following a solid victory over the St George Illawarra Dragons at ANZ Stadium to the tune of 18-14. There were promising signs from the Rabbitohs for the season, with impressive performances from the likes of Cody Walker, Damien Cook and Cameron McInnes among a host of others. After the Rabbitohs managed to force a line drop-out in the opening five minutes of play, it was John Sutton who would ultimately capitalise by barging over for the first try of the match – some brilliant lead-up work from Cody Walker and Cameron McInnes laying the platform. Bryson Goodwin converted to give Souths an early 6-0 lead. The six-point advantage would be short-lived though, when Dragons winger Jason Nightingale showed tremendous athleticism to keep the ball in play after an in-goal kick that looked sure to go dead was kept in play by the Kiwi. Kurt Mann was on hand to pick up the scraps and score out wide to make it 6-4. Once the Rabbitohs got the ball back, a towering John Sutton kick on the end of a brilliant set of six was dropped cold by Peter Mata’utia on his own goal-line, gifting possession to the men in Red and Green. But the home-side was unable to capitalise, opting instead to be adventurous by kicking on the second tackle. With the Dragons on the back-pedal late in the first half, skipper Ben Creagh found himself having a close look at the ANZ Stadium turf after putting his head in the wrong position attempting a tackle on Cameron McInnes – Creagh left the field as a result. Poor ball-control would hamper both teams’ advances up-field as the off-season rust continued to have an effect on the match, but flashes of brilliance would ultimately keep Members and supporters cheering. Exciting breaks by Cody Walker and Damien Cook almost resulted in tries to the Rabbitohs, with both players showing their wares for the first time in the Rabbitohs jumper at ANZ Stadium. Saints looked certain to score seven minutes from half-time when Euan Aitken carried three Rabbitohs defenders over the try-line. But the Video Referee would rule against the four-pointer on the grounds of a loss of control of the ball. The teams would go to the sheds locked at 6-4 A twelve minute arm-wrestle following the break saw both teams trade opportunities in what looked from the outset to be a higher quality clash. Siliva Havili picked up a try to take the lead for the Dragons though with Benji Marshall converting to make it 10-6. But the Rabbitohs would hit back immediately. The injection of Kirisome Auva’a into the match saw the centre finish off a back-line movement to score out wide. Damien Cook continued his impressive first foray for the Club by converting from the touchline to re-take the lead at 12-10. New recruit Michael Oldfield then showed his wares at fullback when he managed to get out of the in-goal despite a well-weighted kick by the Dragons that looked certain to catch the former Sea Eagle in-goal. A strong combo from Walker and Hunt on their own side of half-way saw the Rabbitohs lay the platform for a brilliant try to Ed Murphy – Walker making a long break to set the try up before converting from the touch-line to make it 18-10. With five minutes in the match remaining, Aitken got a four-pointer after having his first attempt disallowed – the centre crossing millimetres in from touch to make the final score 18-14.
4 min 6-0 9 min 6-4 52 min 6-10 55 min 12-10 69 min 18-10 75 min 18-14 Sutton, Auva'a, Murphy tries Goodwin 1 from 1, D.Cook 1 from 1, C.Walker 1 from 1 goals Crowd 13,241 Referee G.Badger / C.Sutton Penalities 3-6 Scrums 7-13 Min Tac Pe MT LB HU DR m Er OL K TA T G/A FG Flbk - Oldfield, Michael 80 5 - 2 - 16 1 156 - - - - - - - LWng - Gray, Aaron 67 7 - 2 - 10 - 93 - - - - - - - LCnt - Goodwin, Bryson 40 4 - 1 - 8 1 77 - - 1 - - 1/1 - RCnt - Hunt, Hymel 47 4 - - - 9 1 91 1 1 - - - - - RWng - Olive,John 67 1 - - - 9 3 105 - - - - - - - 5/8 - Sutton, John 52 19 1 - 1 11 - 64 3 - 5 - 1 - - (c) Half - Walker, Cody 74 17 - 1 2 8 - 119 1 - 5 - - 1/1 - Prop - Brown, Nathan 42 24 - 1 - 10 - 98 1 - - - - - - Hook - McInnes, Cameron 48 27 1 2 - 13 1 72 1 1 1 - - - - Prop - Musgrove, Zane 45 18 - 6 - 11 - 87 1 - - - - - - SRow - Clark, Jason 42 23 - - - 7 - 53 - - - - - - - SRow - Gosiewski, Jack 64 26 - 3 - 7 - 58 - - - - - - - Lock - Carter, Paul 68 38 1 2 - 9 - 45 3 2 - - - - - Int - Cook, Damien 37 18 - 1 - 5 2 73 1 - 4 - - 1/1 - Int - Auva'a, Kirisome 13 3 - - 1 2 - 28 - - - - 1 - - Int - Nielsen, Dane 40 5 - - - 5 2 27 - 1 - - - - - Int - Hughes, Tom 9 1 - 1 - - - - - - - - - - - Int - Murphy, Ed 13 5 - - 1 2 - 19 - - - - 1 - - Int - Whitelaw, Cheyne 26 24 - 1 - 2 - 12 1 - - - - - - Int - Gray, Brock 8 6 - - - - - - - - - - - - - Int - Travers, Riley 28 6 - - - 2 - 12 - - 1 2 - - - Int - Levido, Eli 6 2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - Int - Sjieka, Jack 18 9 1 1 - 5 - 35 - - - - - - - Int - Dietz, Brad 10 3 - 1 - - - - - - - - - - - Int - Mociedieke, Sitiveni - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Int - Gregorious, Bernard 13 1 - - - 3 1 27 - - - - - - - Int - Siolo, Patrice 23 14 2 1 - 4 - 26 - - - - - - - Int - Dokoivalu, Jokatama 40 15 - 2 - 10 - 83 1 - - - - - - Int - Williams, Clayton 8 6 - - - 1 - 14 - - - - - - - TOTAL 331 6 28 5 1474 14 5 17 2 3 3/3 - Completion Rate 25 / 39 64% Opposition Offloads 8 Effective 1st Tackles 0 min 7m CWalker kick 2 min 0m Goodwin kick CIG 3 min 0m TRY 6 min 65m Sutton kick 3m / SS P(McInnes) / (SI TRY) 11 min 4m Sutton kick 12 min 1m SI Err SCR / CWalker kick 13 min 18m SS Err(Sutton) SCR 16 min 15m SI Err SCR / SI 6TG / SS Err(Sutton) 17 min 56m SS Err(Carter) SCR 19 min 6m SI Err SCR / Sutton kick 20 min 16m SI Err / SS Err(Sutton) SCR 22 min 40m CWalker kick DIG 25 min 0m P / McInnes kick CIG 27 min 18m P / SS Err(Dokoivalu) SCR 29 min 4m SI Err SCR / SUtton kick 31 min 96m SS Err(Carter) 26m / SS P(Sutton) 58m / SS P(Sjieka) / (SI NO TRY) 34 min 14m SI Err SCR / Carter kick SCR 36 min 70m SS Err(HHunt) SCR 38 min 18m DCook kick 39 min 10m SI Err SCR / SS Err(Musgrove) SCR half time 41 min 30m Sutton kick COF 43 min 27m DCook kick COF 45 min 59m SS Err(Whitelaw) SCR 48 min 16m P / SS Err(Carter) SCR 50 min 86m SCR SS Err(Brown) SCR / (SI TRY) 54 min 0m SI Err SCR / TRY 57 min 19m CWalker kick COF 59 min 65m SS Err(Carter) SCR 62 min 17m SI Err / CWalker kick 64 min 19m Travers kick SCR 66 min 25m DCook kick 68 min 0m TRY 71 min 62m SS Err(McInnes) SCR 72 min 95m SS Err(CWalker) 74 min 67m DO / (SI TRY) 78 min 93m SI Err / SS P(Siolo) SS P(Siolo) 54m / SS P(Carter) Average effective 1st tackle location - 31.6m - for the whole match - 22.9m - 1st half - 42.5m - 2nd half Other Trial Matches 18-16 Town Nth Qld b Townsville 20-0 Koug Brisbane b Wynnum 40-18 Whng Warriors b Gold Coast 18-16 SunC Wests-Tig b Melbourne 24-20 Penr Penrith b Canterbury 20-20 ASpr Parramatta d Gold Coast 24-24 Ende Cronulla d Manly
No one was charged out of the match.
U20 NYC Trial
Hamlin was out. Ellison start wing, Cottrell center, J.Hunt prop, B.Gray lock, Davis on the bench. Final line up -
Flbk - Yates, Riley LWng - Ellison, Josh LCnt - Cottrell, Tevita RCnt - Goolagong, Damon RWng - McGrady, Malcolm 5/8 - Leddy, Harry Half - Coleman, Liam Prop - Rudolf, Toby Hook - Sands, Maia Prop - Hunt, Jamel SRow - McCudden, Jacob SRow - Lillis, Rory Lock - Gray, Brock Int - Davis, Tim Int - Perrin, Tom Int - Cordtz, Beau Int - Winters, Steve Int - Brennan, Jake Int - Peato, Joe Int - Titie, Evander Int - Ili, Kalani Int - Saunders, Josh Int - Sautu, Elijah
The St George Illawarra Dragons have taken the early points at ANZ Stadium in the under 20s, coming away with a 34-28 victory over the Rabbitohs – but it didn’t come easy for the Red V. Playing in sweltering conditions and across four quarters, the Rabbitohs fought back from a 24-10 half-time deficit to equalise at 28 apiece late in the game before a try to the Dragons just before full-time sealed the match. The Rabbitohs got their Charity Shield underway after just five minutes of play on the back of a Dragons mistake close to the line. Some two tackles later, Jacob McCudden hit the ball at speed to score out wide – defying a number of Dragons defenders. Harry Leddy added the extras from out wide to give Souths an early 6-0 lead. It only took six minutes though for the Dragons to hit back, with hooker Ryan Fletcher scooting out of dummy half to score adjacent to the uprights. Paora Kemp converted to equalise at six apiece. Saints took the lead just before the 20 minute drinks break, when winger Logan Yates spun out of a number of Souths tackles before planting the ball down millimetres inside touch. Kemp made no mistake with his pin-point conversion to make it 12-6. Saints built on their lead after the first quarter when halfback, Jack Payne, powered his way over, and with Kemp’s conversion, the Red V jumped out to an 18-6 lead. TJ Uele extended the lead in similar fashion to Paune’s four-pointer from the very next set, with Kemp making it four from four with the boot to take make it 24-6. With the first half winding down, the Rabbitohs hit back with a brilliant long-range effort that saw the ball drawn and passed on three occasions before landing in the hands of an unmarked Tevita Cottrell on the Souths wing to bring the score to 24-10. By the start of the third quarter, the Rabbitohs were upping the intensity, resulting in hooker Maia Sands grabbing himself a well-earned try after out-muscling the Dragons defence close to the line. Beau Cordtz added the extras to narrow the gap to 24-16. Saints would have none of it though, with the side building momentum to allow centre, Reuben Garrick, to stroll over unmarked out wide to make it 28-16. The struggle would continue though in the final quarter when Damon Goolagong sped over before bettering the position to plant the ball right behind the posts. Leddy converted to make it a six-point ball-game at 28-22 with just under 14 minutes on the clock remaining. But a try to Josh Ellison mere moments later would narrow the gap to two points when the centre raced towards the uprights. Leddy converted to equalise the match at 28 apiece with 10 minutes left. Logan Yates would break the deadlock for the Dragons with seven minutes in the match remaining, when he crossed for his second of the afternoon out wide. Kemp continued his impressive afternoon with the boot to make it 34-28 with his touch-line conversion. Souths would go straight back on the attack though, and nearly came up with more points when a Harry Leddy kick into the in-goal came within a whisker of being planted down by a Rabbitohs hand. The opportunity would ultimately be missed, with the final score reading 34-28 in favour of the Saints.
6 min 6-0 12 min 6-6 19 min 6-12 24 min 6-18 27 min 6-24 39 min 10-24 47 min 16-24 57 min 16-28 64 min 22-28 69 min 28-28 73 min 28-34 McCudden, Cottrell, Sands, Goolagong, Ellison tries Leddy 3 from 4, Corditz 1 from 1 goals
NSWRL U18 SG Ball Cup Round 1
v Sydney Roosters, Hens, Sat Feb 13 12:00 noon
South Sydney’s Harold Matthews and SG Ball Junior representative teams kicked off their respective seasons over the weekend against the Sydney Roosters, with positive signs coming from the first week of competition for the Club. Playing in sweltering conditions at Henson Park, the Matt King coached SG Ball (under 18s) took the game by the scruff of the neck, posting eight tries to two to come away with a 44-10 victory. Johnny Mitsias and Josh Cook both grabbed doubles, while Marwene Hiroti kicked six goals for the men in Red and Green. Although pleased with the performance of his men, coach King is adamant that there is plenty of work to be done yet in the pursuit of fine-tuning and polishing his young squad. “We scored a few points in the back end of the game there which was pleasing,” said King. “It was 18-4 at half-time and our boys kicked on with it in the back half of the second half there. “I was really pleased with what we’ve tried to achieve over the pre-season and the boys took that into the game. it’s all those little areas that we constantly talk about – supporting each other and defending for each other which I’ve really pressed upon the boys and they played really well in that regard. “A few cobwebs there and a fair bit of rust there obviously only being our first game, so a fair bit to work on.”
3 min 6-0 20 min 12-0 26 min 12-4 28 min 18-4 42 min 18-10 49 min 24-10 57 min 28-10 60 min 34-10 66 min 40-10 Mitsias 2, J.Cook 2, Downes(Johnstone), P.Hunt, Hawkins, Alatipi tries M.Hiroti 6 from 8 goals Other U18 Matches 40-12 Raid Canberra b W Syd Acad 76-12 CurU Cronulla b West Coast 36-16 Penr Penrith b Balmain 42-10 Woll Illawarra b Norths 40-28 Kanw Parramatta b C Coast 42-18 Brok Newcastle b Manly 28-12 Belm Canterbury b St George W D L B Diff PT CRONULLA 1 - - - +64 2 SOUTHS 1 - - - +34 2 ILLAWARRA 1 - - - +32 2 CANBERRA 1 - - - +28 2 NEWCASTLE 1 - - - +24 2 PENRITH 1 - - - +20 2 CANTERBURY 1 - - - +16 2 PARRAMATTA 1 - - - +12 2 Wests - - - 1 0 2 Central Coast - - 1 - -12 - St George - - 1 - -16 - Balmain - - 1 - -20 - Manly - - 1 - -24 - W Syd Academy - - 1 - -28 - Norths - - 1 - -32 - Syd Roosters - - 1 - -34 - West Coast - - 1 - -64 -
NSWRL U16 Matthews Cup Round 1
v Sydney Roosters, 10:30am
In the Harold Matthews Cup (under 16s), Jason Peterson’s South Sydney side managed a 22 all draw with the Roosters – both teams scoring four tries and three goals to round out proceedings.
5 min 0-6 14 min 6-6 20 min 6-10 29 min 10-10 33 min 16-10 36 min 16-16 41 min 16-22 44 min 20-22 56 min 22-22 Saisoa'a, Leuii, P.Turner, Armstrong tries Taumoepeau 3 from 5 goals Other U16 Matches 12-12 Raid Canberra d W Syd Acad 82-0 Kirk Cronulla b SW Syd Acad 18-18 Penr Penrith d Balmain 32-8 Woll Illawarra b Norths 54-6 Kanw Parramatta b C Coast 26-16 Brok Newcastle b Manly 24-8 Belm Canterbury b St George W D L B Diff PT CRONULLA 1 - - - +82 2 PARRAMATTA 1 - - - +48 2 ILLAWARRA 1 - - - +24 2 CANTERBURY 1 - - - +16 2 NEWCASTLE 1 - - - +10 2 WESTS - - - 1 0 2 SOUTHS - 1 - - 0 1 SYDNEY - 1 - - 0 1 Balmain - 1 - - 0 1 Penrith - 1 - - 0 1 Canberra - 1 - - 0 1 W Syd Academy - 1 - - 0 1 Manly - - 1 - -10 - St George - - 1 - -16 - Norths - - 1 - -24 - Central Coast - - 1 - -48 - SW Syd Academy - - 1 - -82 -
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